MOTD Autocross - get registered!

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MOTD Autocross - get registered!

If you haven't already heard about the autocross and are interested please register now. There aren't a large number of entries yet and the event is at risk of being canceled.

East Tennessee Region SCCA has been kind enough to host another autocross for us this year. Like last year it will be held at William Blount High School in Maryville (about 1 hour from Fontana). Paid registration for the event is required.

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Click here for directions

Also, please indicate that you are planning to attend (see below) so we can encourage others to join in this fun and safe manner of pushing you and your MINI to the performance limit.

The following is additional information for the autocross:

Directions

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Time

Be there by 8:00am. We should finish by 4:00pm. First car off will be 11:00 am. Registration closes at 10:00 am. The course should be available for walking around 9.00 am.

Entry Cap

Minis entries will be capped at 65.

Helmets
Required to wear a Snell 95 or later SM or SA certified helmet. ETR will have loaners available. DOT certifications are not recognized.

Insurance Waiver
Everyone on site will be required to sign an insurance waiver, driver or spectator (same as all SCCA Solo events).

Workers
For these events to work, everyone will also have a work assignment when their run group is not active. We will have experienced autocrossers with all of the novices if they are assigned to ******** cones.

Car Numbers

For car numbers, shoe polish on the windows is specifically illegal in the SCCA. Numbers need to be on both sides and readable at a distance when the car is on course. Painters tape or drafting tape of a color contrasting with the car color works, or numbers on paper taped to the car (not good in the rain). We will have materials at the event. Choose your number when registering on MyAutoEvents.com. Duplicates are obviously not allowed. Do not register in the “Pro indexed class”. We will use this for ETR non-Mini drivers.

Technical Inspection
All cars will have to pass the standard SCCA Solo tech inspection. Tech will close at 10:00 am. Be prepared by having all loose items removed from the car including the drivers side floor mat, car un-locked, hood and rear hatch open. Some tech items:
  • Tires should have no cord showing
  • Brakes – Fluid at proper level and firm pedal
  • Seat belts in good operating condition
  • No excessive fluid leaks
  • Wheel bearings, shocks, suspension and steering in good condition
  • Throttle return action safe and positive
  • All wheel lugs present and tight
  • Hub caps and wheel rings removed
Drivers Meeting
Mandatory at 10:30 am. Cars will be classed according to the SCCA Solo rules. Choose your class when registering on MyAutoevents.com.
PAX (RTP) index will be used to determine overall winner
No smoking in grid area
Please respect the site, pick up after yourself, and leave it in better shape than when you arrived. We want to be able to use the site in the future.

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AutoXCooper.com and Carbotech Brake Pads http://www.autoxcooper.com/ctbrakes.html will be there with a set of front pads for one of the drivers. Also there to answer your questions about brake performance.
 
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Seems strange that there are so few entrants so far, even last year with all of the rain we still had a respectable turnout. Do we typically get a lot of drivers who sign up the morning of the event?

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Seems strange that there are so few entrants so far, even last year with all of the rain we still had a respectable turnout. Do we typically get a lot of drivers who sign up the morning of the event?

Jason
I hope so, if not your odds of winning Carbotech pads is going to be very good.
 
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I didn't see anywhere to pay...
 
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I didn't see anywhere to pay...
Click here to pay for your registration
 
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Originally Posted by cabriopilot View Post

That link takes you to the myautoevents.com registration page, there is no option to pay there. I'm assuming you pay at the event.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jasonsmf View Post
That link takes you to the myautoevents.com registration page, there is no option to pay there. I'm assuming you pay at the event.

Jason
That or its "FREE"
I did go through the entire process of registering and found no place to pay as indicated in the instructions .
I have used MyAutoEvents.com for other MINI related functions and there is usually a place to pay for your event, so I guess they forgot....

Now let me hurry up and unregister before someone thinks that I'm actually going, as much as I would love to.
 
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Just pay at the event.
 
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Originally Posted by AutoXCooper.com View Post
Just pay at the event.
But make sure its before 10am, there's a $15 late fee otherwise.
 
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Is it still $45? I hope they can take credit... MOTD is going to clean me out
 
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Yep still $45, plan on cash or check.
 
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Which day is the autox???
 
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Which day is the autox???
Saturday
 
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On their website it states $35. Why the discrimination?
 
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On their website it states $35. Why the discrimination?
I'm pretty sure the $35 is for the regular ETR SCCA autox events. This is a special event that they are putting on for us.
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This is a private event for us only...general public is not invited. Given the low number of registrations this means you'll get as much course time as you can stand We do however need to get some more people to attend. They have agreed to hold it no matter what at this point but more attendance will insure they will be interested in hosting us again next year.

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AutoX with a large group of MINI's can really take your game to the next level. I'm not going to MOTD AX to win, I'm going to learn so I can come home and win here. It will be a great day to take in tons of info, do ride some along and leave ready to win your season at home.

Think of it like; $22.50 AutoX and $22.50 MINI AX School. May also be easier to get it past your better/other half too.
 
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just registered for my second ever autoX

here's to not overdriving my tires again lol
 
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just registered for my second ever autoX

here's to not overdriving my tires again lol
Very Cool, thanks for coming out to play in the cones. Pump up them tires.
 
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i am looking forward to some tips by you non-noobs
 
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and now the numbers, http://etrscca.org/soloii/results/20..._event_sum.htm Not sure why they think Mark's MINI was an 06, but he was driving my 05 R50.
 
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Thanks AutoXCooper and to Carbotech for supporting this event! It was nice to meet you guys, even though I didn't take home the free brakes, I still had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to next year's autox already!! (lets make sure this event IS continued)

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Very fun event rain and all. Thanks to everyone who had a part in putting this together!
 
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